Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Environmentally Friendly Countertops and Flooring

More and more materials for countertops and floors are available that are both beautiful and environmentally friendly including material made from synthetic stone, bamboo, cork, and recycled glass. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford with Nicole, Yarby, and Zach Rhoads

DIY Kitchen Update Under $1000

How to update your kitchen cabinets, countertops, and hardware for less than $1000.
Faux granite kitchen countertop and spruced up cabinets after makeover.

Budget Kitchen Countertop and Cabinet Update

Find out how to refinish plastic laminate countertops to give the appearance of real granite and spruce up your cabinets to greatly improve the look of your kitchen on a budget. Watch this video to find out more.

Granite Countertops

One of the first questions people often ask at the start of a kitchen renovation is “can I get granite countertops on my budget?” The answer to that question is yes a lot more often now than it once was because granite has become more affordable.
Beach condo

Beach Condo Renovation: Part 1

In part 1 of our condo renovation in Orange Beach, we tackled quite a few projects, including updating the cabinets and countertops, demolishing the ceramic tile, installing crown molding, and hanging wall-mounted TVs.
Five home improvements that require Titebond Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive

Why Construction Adhesive is the Handiest Product

Construction adhesive makes these home improvements — among others — much easier.

How to Apply Cement Backer Board to a Plastic Laminate Countertop

John asks, “I plan to install tile on a Formica countertop with 1/4” cement backer board. Do I need to apply thin-set mortar between the backer board and Formica to stick it down?"

I would both glue and screw the cement backer board to the plastic laminate countertop before laying your tile.

How to Redo Giani Faux Granite Countertop Finish

Janie asks, “How can I redo the Gianni faux granite finish on my plastic laminate countertop?”

If you haven’t applied the final clear poly topcoat, just sand the finish lightly and reprime. Read on to find out more.

How to Clean and Oil Your Butcher Block

To protect a butcher block's wood and your health, it's important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed. Here's how to do it.